Cinelli was founded in 1948 by Cino Cinelli (born Montespertoli, Italy, 9 February 1916, died 20 April 2001), a former professional road racer and president of the Italian Cyclists’ Association. He was a professional racer from 1937 to 1944, winning Milano-San Remo in 1943, the Giro di Lombardia in 1938, and the Giro dell Appenino in 1937.
Failure to interested manufacturers with his ideas in 1948 led him to start his own company. His brother Giotto was making steel stems and bars in Florence and Cinelli moved the business to Milan, the centre of the Italian cycling industry. He made stems, bars and frames also for other companies. Someone may remember him as a rider, many others remember him as the father the first aluminium handlebars, the first seat with a plastic core, the first pedal straps, the first quick release pedals.
Proudly presenting one of the most beautiful bikes in our store, the CINELLI Supercorsa. This highly collectible jewel dates back to 1960-12 and is one very earlier Supercorsas. Extraordinary details of lugs, tubes, fork crowns, Garry Fisher’s bottom bracket braze-ons for lubricating makes you understand why Cino Cinelli is one of the most appreciated framebuilders. The frame shines in beautiful metalic green paintjob, with partly chromed forks. Completely original and period correct build with Campagnolo Gran sport derailleur, Campagnolo Record 1st gen high flange hubs, cranks, pedals, Cinelli steel cockpit, BROOKS saddle, NiSi rims.
The trandescent beauty of this steel icon remains unrivalled. Highly collectible. L’Eroica ready.
Frame & Fork: Cinelli Supercorsa, early 1960s
– seat tube (c-t): 55.5 cm
– top tube (c-c): 54.5 cm
– headset tube: 12 cm
– standover: 79.3 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Record 1st gen (170mm)
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Record 1st gen
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 1st gen
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Gran Sport
Shifters: Campagnolo Gran Sport
Brake Levers: Universal 453949
Brakes: Universal 453949
Hubs: Campagnolo Record high flange (no Record sign)
Cassette: Regina Extra (5 speed)
Seatpost: Campagnolo Record 1st gen (26,2 mm)
Seat: BROOKS (new old stock)
Stem: Cinelli steel
Handlebar: Cinelli steel
Pedals: Campagnolo Record 1st gen
Tubulars: GommItalia Champion (new old stock)
Handlebar tape: cotton, biege
Condition: The frame was completely refubrished by professional guy. No dents, no cracks, not bent. Build with period correct parts in excellent/new old stock condition. Looks like it came out of the factory 60 years ago.